Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage

Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466813212
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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A duchess awaiting trial for her vile husband's murder is the most delicious gossip the ton has heard in years. But for Kate Townsende, the woman in question, it could be a matter of life and death. And when a shrewd and handsome nobleman offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, she's tempted by much more than the chance to defend herself... James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, tells himself he's only interested in a bestselling pamphlet, but Kate's stubborn determination is captivating. Could the accused widow be telling the truth? At first, James isn't sure of anything besides his growing desire for her—but before long he's willing to risk much more than his reputation to make the infamous beauty his wife... Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage is the third Secret Brides novel from Valerie Bowman.

The Scandalous Brides

The Scandalous Brides Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781250174437
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 1072
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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For the first time together in one bundle, Valerie Bowman’s Scandalous Brides series: a secret pamphlet, an unlikely elopement, and a woman on trial for murder—scandalous marriages are far more interesting... SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT: Lily Andrews, Countess of Merrill, is young, widowed, penniless, and has strong opinions on marriage; she refuses to allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man, so she anonymously writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled “Secrets of a Wedding Night” to stop the wedding for the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Except when the man in question, Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, learns that his former fianceé is the author, he offers her a scandalous challenge impossible to resist. SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE: With her overprotective family out of the country, nothing can prevent Miss Annie Andrews from eloping to Gretna Green with the man she loves—nothing that is, except for her brother-in-law’s best friend Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne. Trusted with Annie’s protection, Jordan spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, but as they spend time together, Jordan realizes he wants to run away with her himself... SECRETS OF A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE: Awaiting trial for her husband’s murder, Kate Townsende is surrounded by gossipmongers who have no interest in her side of the story. But when the handsome James Bancroft, Viscount Medford, offers to publish her side of the story while arranging for a barrister to take her case, Kate is tempted by more than the chance to defend herself and James realizes he’s willing to risk more than his reputation to save Kate and make her his wife...

Secrets of a Wedding Night

Secrets of a Wedding Night Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466813199
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Secrets of a Wedding Night Valerie Bowman HOW TO STOP A WEDDING Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands... HOW TO SEDUCE A WIDOW Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be...

Secrets of a Runaway Bride

Secrets of a Runaway Bride Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466813205
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE Valerie Bowman Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing can prevent her flight to Gretna Green—nothing, that is, but an abduction by the wrong gentleman. When Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne, promised to look after his best friend's sister-in-law, he didn't realize she would prove so difficult. But when he spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, he discovers that the tempting beauty knows how to put up a fight. To make matters worse, he's stuck playing the role of honorable protector...when what he really wants is to run away with her himself.

Secrets of a Scandalous Bride

Secrets of a Scandalous Bride Author Sophia Nash
ISBN-10 9780061976469
Year 2010-02-23
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Her first secret: She is not a widow. Elizabeth Ashburton has never even married, and at this rate, she never will. But pretending to be a bereaved young wife was the only way she could escape her horrid fate—being forced to marry the man who destroyed her father. Her second secret: She is not a prim young lady. Her third secret: She's willing to risk all. Elizabeth knows she is playing a dangerous game, for her dreaded suitor will not give her up without a fight. Now she needs Rowland more than ever—to rescue her from a life of desperation, to drive her wild with desire, and to make her his scandalous bride.

A Secret Proposal

A Secret Proposal Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466828605
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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After reading a scandalous pamphlet entitled SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, Miss Amelia Templeton cried off from her engagement. But her mother is set on seeing her daughter land a peer before the end of the Season. Amelia will do her duty. This time she has a list of the oldest, and most titled men in the ton who are looking for a wife. She'll marry one of them. But first she needs to get over her fear of a wedding night. She enlists the help of Mr. Thaddeus Hammond, a mere mister who is riddled with scandal, but worse, he's her dead brother's closest friend. Thad has never told the story of what happened the night Amelia's brother died, but he did make her a promise. She issues him a scandalous proposal: spend the night with her to show her the real secrets of a wedding night.

A Secret Affair

A Secret Affair Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466828612
Year 2013-07-01
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the charming, dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They've arranged a bachelor auction for charity. The proceeds will go to the Royale Society for the Humane Treatment of Animals and the winners will be escorted to the most talked-about ball of the Season by their bachelor of choice. When Frances makes a bid for Charlie, will one fun night's amusement turn into a lifetime of love? A Secret Affair is part of the Secret Brides series by Valerie Bowman.

Never Trust a Pirate

Never Trust a Pirate Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781250121707
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . . A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different... Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way? Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman

The Legendary Lord

The Legendary Lord Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466884410
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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THE MAKING OF A LEGEND... When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride... As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the lucklesslord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart? The Legendary Lord is the sixth installment of Valerie Bowman's Regency-set Playful Brides series.

Three Brides Novellas

Three Brides Novellas Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781250125750
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 369
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Valerie Bowman has whisked countless readers away to the ballrooms of Regency England, where marrying for love is the most scandalous task of all. Here together for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle at a discounted price are her Three Brides novellas: A Secret Proposal Forced to marry, Amelia Templeton will do her duty—but first she needs to get over her fear of a wedding night. So she issues her brother’s scandal-ridden friend, Thaddeus Hammond, a wicked proposal: spend the night with her to show her the real secrets of a wedding night. A Secret Affair Frances Birmingham has her sights set on the charming, dashing Charles Holloway, so when she makes a bid for him at a charity bachelor auction, will one fun night’s amusements turn into a lifetime of love? The Unforgettable Hero When Cecelia Harcourt loses her memory after being hit by a coach, she’s convinced that the fascinating man she meets is the hero of her romantic novel. But can Adam Hunt, a mere solider, become the man he was meant to be and fill that lofty role?

The Unforgettable Hero

The Unforgettable Hero Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466884427
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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To escape a forced marriage to her loathsome, social-climbing cousin, Cecelia Harcourt banks on selling a romantic novel. But when she's hit by a coach on the way home from meeting a potential publisher and loses her memory, the accident leads to an encounter with a fascinating man. . . who she’s convinced is the hero of her novel. Due to his brother's influence, Lieutenant Adam Hunt finds himself honorably discharged from the army. Adam intends to make his way in the world without the help of a war-hero duke, brother or no. He finds his plans for independence sidetracked by a chance encounter with a lady whose memory has gone. She believes he's a hero. Can Adam become the man he was meant to be and fill that lofty role?

Never Trust a Pirate

Never Trust a Pirate Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781250121707
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . . A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different... Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way? Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman

The Untamed Earl

The Untamed Earl Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466884403
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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AN INDECENT PROPOSAL Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex’s infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there’s no turning back. Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won’t see another pound from his parents, however, until he’s engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited—and absolutely beautiful—sister Alex: She will turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex’s true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations—or to a romance that defies everyone’s expectations? Award-winning author Valerie Bowman once again delivers romance and wit in The Untamed Earl!

The Legendary Lord

The Legendary Lord Author Valerie Bowman
ISBN-10 9781466884410
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
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THE MAKING OF A LEGEND... When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride... As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the lucklesslord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart? The Legendary Lord is the sixth installment of Valerie Bowman's Regency-set Playful Brides series.

Secrets of the Marriage Bed

Secrets of the Marriage Bed Author Ann Lethbridge
ISBN-10 9781488021039
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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Surrender to desire… After one night of passion, the dissolute Duke of Dunstan made Julia his wife, but their honeymoon is far from blissful. Alistair trusts no one with his shameful secret, and that means keeping his tempting new bride at a distance… Julia longs for Alistair to yield to the powerful desire between them. But when the dark secrets of the marriage bed threaten their future, this new couple must overcome the past and surrender to their wildest passions to find a new, oh-so-delicious beginning together!